Jack Egan and Edward Walsh helped Munster to their first Under 16 Interprovincial title. Munster were in second place after the opening two matches yesterday, and under the watchful eyes of Kevin Murray, John Fennessy and Fred Twomey, the team played very well in their final game against Connacht and overcame a half point deficit.
Muskerry’s Jack Egan was the hero of the hour, he was one down playing 18, and a loss would have meant that Connacht would win on a countback. Egan duly obliged, he won the hole to half his match and that ensured that Munster won the match and ultimately the title.
Egan finished the three matches with a win and two halves, in his one foursomes and two singles matches. Mallow’s Ed Walsh lost his opening foursomes match but captured two valuable points for Munster in the singles matches against Leinster and Connacht.
The Under 18 team did as much as they could in the final day, they had a good 6-4 win over Connacht. But unfortunately for Michael Coote’s team, Ulster retained their lead by beating Leinster in their final match. There were some good performances by all of the Cork golfers; Greg Barrett, Sean Desmond, Mark Healy and John Murphy.